Need stressed for committed leadership to meet Science and Technology challenges

Islamabad, December 13, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) is working for better future of science and technology (S and T) in the country and promote science at grass-root levels by organizing different activities to create young leaders amongst scientists for steering the nation towards socio-economic development and prosperity, said PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Khalil Ibupoto.

He was addressing as the Chief Guest at a lecture titled “Challenging Scenario in S and T and Need of Committed Leadership” by Dr. H.U. Khan, Chief Scientific Officer, PSF. The event was organized by PSF on its premises under its Popular Science Lecture series.

A large number of students, teachers and scientists from various scientific institutions of the twin cities attended this interactive lecture.

Dr. Ibupoto said it is his firm belief that talent, skills, positivity and honesty of a person make any a good leader as he strives for positive change in his surroundings.

Brig. Akhtar Nawaz Malik from the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Rawalpindi, speaking on the occasion advised the students that when you will start feeling responsible for happening anything bad around you then you will become a leader.
Earlier, Dr. H.U. Khan in his lecture spoke at length on the role of leadership to revolutionize any entity, organization, society or the country. He said Positive and committed leadership is answer to all problems being faced by any organization.

Dr. Khan said communication, planning, pleasure and change are the characteristics of leadership and change is inevitable to cope with problems of 21st century. He said a good leader translates his vision into reality through good planning.

Talking on PSF’s Vision 2025, Dr. Khan said the Foundation with the assistance of its two subsidiary organizations i.e. Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC)) and Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH is working for the promotion of scientific research in the universities and other R and D institutions, popularization of science through Science caravans and establishment of science centers /museums, public education through attractive displays and establishment of comprehensive scientific and technological information dissemination centers.

while speaking on vision 2025 for PSF,He said in the coming years PSF is envisioned for greater interactions between researchers and industry for commercialization of research results and indigenous technology development, improved agricultural practices/capacity building of farmers for enhancement of agriculture production and food security in Pakistan, motivation of youth towards S and T, promotion of innovative projects by young scientists/ participation of students at International forums, establishment of Science Centers and Museum, Strengthening of Research and Display activities of PMNH, enhanced electronic connectivity of PSF with scientific community through automation of research activities, propagation of science through print and electronic media, declaration of PASTIC as National Repository of all S and T publications of the country / Optimum usage of ICTs for information retrieval and dissemination and international linkages with Foundations, Academies, Science Centres, Museums and International bodies around the world.

For more information, contact:
Syeda Rehana Batool
Sr. Science Promotion Officer
Pakistan Science Foundation
1-Constitution Avenue,
Sector G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: + 92 51 9202469-70
Fax: + 92 51 9202468

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